What Is a TOD Beneficiary?

What Is a TOD Beneficiary

A person named as a transfer on death (TOD) beneficiary for an account will receive the assets held in it when the account owner dies.

What about House Contents when Someone Dies?

What about House Contents when Someone Dies

It is quite a tragedy when a loved one passes away. You may want to remember them by keeping sentimental objects from their home, or perhaps they wanted you to inherit a specific item.

What Assets are Not Considered Part of an Estate?

What Assets are Not Considered Part of an Estate

In presentations regarding essential actions individuals should take regarding inheritance, emphasis is usually placed on drafting a will. This leaves unanswered what happens to assets that do not pass by will —so called non-probate assets.

How Do I Avoid Probate?

How Do I Avoid Probate?

There are good reasons why people want their estates to avoid probate, and a lot of ways to do it.

What a Will Can and Cannot Do

what a will does and doesn't do

A will allows you to distribute your worldly goods, select a guardian for minor children and name an executor to carry out your wishes.